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Well compared to Supersteph's review, this will be pitiful-looking...but I mean well anyway? ;D
The opening synths are nicely done; they're got a lot of reverb on them but they're still sharp enough as sounds to cut through that and not have the start just sound like a mess of reverb'd synths, which is a nice change from some NG tracks!
The addition of the drums was really nice; I couldn't work out whether it was reverb or just the sound itself but it generally just had a nice atmospheric dimension to it, and as well as that you had a few unique sounds that meant it wasn't your average drum beat, which is probably greatly beneficial when the synth is pretty low-key. Even when a more conventional drum beat came in at around 1:00 it was still pretty toned down, so while the drum beat kind of took the forefront, you could still hear the synths nicely and all those extra sounds meant that it in no way felt like just one minute of drums; it was a minute of music.
This is the kind of track I could easily see in an NG game or flash movie, because it's low-key enough for it to work as a sort of background music, but the drums are complex enough for it to be interesting to listen to if you've got the game on pause or something. The buildup of the drums the the big finish at the near end was just really superb...when I listen again to it I realise that there's not much material in this, as such, but it's what you've done with it that makes you forget that all you're "really" listening to is one synth and a drum track. So massive kudos on that part. And what can I say; the levels were good, the transitions were seamless...can't really fault this at all, really nice work. This coming from someone who doesn't really listen to IDM at all ;D
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